A limited edition print run of 10 by artist John Jennings
John Jennings is an abstract colourist painter. Born in Edinburgh in 1950, Jennings is the youngest of three children. His father was an Army officer and the family was posted to Germany soon after he was born. Jennings’ earliest memories are of giant railway engines, dark deep forests and pine heaths peppered with colourful toadstools.
On moving to Oxford at the age of five, he spent the next ten years completely oblivious to art and the art world. At age 15, purely by chance, he visited a contemporary art gallery where he saw sculptures by Elizabeth Frink and Anthony Caro amongst others. He says of this occasion, “It was a revelation.” From that moment on Jennings has been driven to make art, and in particular, painting.
Despite his manic depressive disorder with its coterie of periodic chaos and debility, Jennings continues to paint with unabated colourful enthusiasm.